Ostendum is a group of companies that focuses on the commercialization of optical detection methods regarding the presence of micro-organisms, biomarkers, (bio-)molecules and (nano-)particles.
Ostendum develops and produces both the necessary hardware and software, including its own lab-on-a-chip line. Ostendum’s technology platform classifies as nanotech as well as biotech and Ostendum claims that its detection limit is at least 100 times more sensitive than currently available competing detection methods.
Portable, fast, and extremely sensitive detection
Ostendum is currently developing a fast and highly sensitive, portable biosensor for the detection of bacteria, viruses, yeasts, biomarkers and the like. Not only is Ostendum able to detect the micro-organisms, proteins or DNA molecules, but it will also instantaneously determine their concentration in the sample.
Ostendum wins Young Technology Award 2011
More information about the Young Technology award – an initiative of Kennispark Twente, PPM Oost, Deloitte and ABN-AMRO – can be obtained from:
Ostendum is an industrial partner with the University Twente’s highly regarded Research Institute for Nanotechnology, MESA+, and participates in the High Tech Factory initiative. The latter enables Ostendum to speed up its development of low costs disposable chips, and to have access to shared production facilities within state-of-the-art clean room settings.
Ostendum was awarded with a generous Nano4Vitality subsidy, which programme is financed by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and the provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland. To this end, Ostendum works together with Zwanenberg Food Group for robust testing of the Ostendum method in a food processing environment, with the Laboratorium Microbiologie Twente/Achterhoek and the Medisch Spectrum Twente (MST) to obtain further proof of concept with real patient samples.